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Author Topic: Odd Question to DrO  (Read 431 times)

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Odd Question to DrO
« on: November 03, 2021, 02:43:38 PM »
as the goal of the project (my take, correct if I wrong) is to go without the winamp core will the app be re-christened?

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Re: Odd Question to DrO
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2021, 02:53:30 PM »
Correct & that's now partially been achieved with the recent betas but isn't going to be the default mode for a while until the eq & modern skin support aspects are resolved. As due to what I'm trying to offer, things like some of the filenames are going to have to keep the winamp related names as that's the only way to offer the compatibility that I'm going for - that's the one thing that I would like to not have to do but for now it's got to stay.

As such I don't really see a need to change the WACUP name (much like the meaning of WINE has changed over time but is still called WINE) not that anything has come to mind from some prior thinking as this has been asked recently elsewhere.

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Re: Odd Question to DrO
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2021, 05:39:29 PM »
thx for reply. actually, I have never known if 'Winamp' stood for something specific. I simply went strolling thru life thinking it stood for 'WINdowsAMPlifier', but this can't be right (or is it?).

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Re: Odd Question to DrO
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2021, 06:10:47 PM »
Winamp started out as WinAMP which referred to it being the Windows version of an AMP based decoder (DOSAmp predated WinAMP as the DOS version using the same decoder). Over time the name mutated from WinAMP to WinAmp to Winamp (along with the Winamp3/WinaMP3 naming).

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Re: Odd Question to DrO
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2021, 09:39:39 PM »
ok - so 'win' stands for windows. , ... and the 'amp'? audio media player, ...?

no matter - for me, I'll go with anger management program because it's always my goto for relief ...   ;)

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Re: Odd Question to DrO
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2021, 10:08:06 PM »
I don't know why the AMP MP3 decoder library was called AMP. Just that it was then used as part of the software name after having been done with the DOS version as I understand it.

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Just found https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomislav_Uzelac which implies AMP is Advanced Multimedia Products

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Re: Odd Question to DrO
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2021, 10:21:16 PM »
no matter - for me, I'll go with anger management program because it's always my goto for relief ...   ;)

I like MourningStar's definition.  :)
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Re: Odd Question to DrO
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2021, 12:06:59 AM »

[edit]
Just found https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomislav_Uzelac which implies AMP is Advanced Multimedia Products

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